– Nickelodeon has announced that “Fred 3: Camp Fred” will premiere on Saturday, July 28th at 8:00pm. EST. The television movie features WWE Superstar reprising his role as main character Fred Figglehorn’s imaginary dad.
John Cena, who recently made headline news with his divorce to wife Liz Cena, has been announced as a cast member for Nickelodeon’s Fred 3: Camp Fred. This is the third installment for the Nickelodeon franchise. The former WWE Heavyweight Champion will reprise his role as Mr. Figglehorn, Fred’s father.
Professional wrestler John Cena is reprising his role as Fred Figglehorn’s (Lucas Cruikshank) father in the upcoming “Fred 3: Fred Camp” movie. John spoke with IGN about his role, revealing:
It’s great to be back. I think it’s certainly a testament to the audience who watches WWE and the audience who follows the adventures of Fred Figglehorn. It’s unique because you would think they’d be extremely different, but I cannot tell you how many fans of WWE are fans of Fred. This was something that I could do that was different, but where I could also still be me. They’re still seeing the WWE’s version of John Cena, but in a different light. I get to goof around and be funny and it’s a blast. I’m glad I said ‘yes’ to the first one and, after the second one got done, people started to truly think I live in a refrigerator. And now here we are for the third one. It’s really cool. Originally in casting, I believe they were thinking ‘Okay, Fred doesn’t have a father and so he imagines this man’s man, superhero-type father figure.’ And so they said ‘who can we get?’ They immediately thought of, you know, John Cena, who is like the WWE’s version of Captain America so-to-speak. And it just all worked out.